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Sigh of relief as Bunyoro receives early rains

Bunyoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a sigh of relief among cattle farmers in Bunyoro because of the early rains being experienced in the region. This comes a few weeks after cattle farmers from Hoima and Buliisa districts started relocating their animals to Luweero and Nakasongola districts in search …

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UMRA tasked to probe illegal deposit-taking microfinance institutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District leaders in Bunyoro sub-region have asked the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority to investigate microfinance institutions that are illegally taking deposits from members of the public. The call was made at the launch of a campaign organised to create public awareness on the mandate …

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Herdsmen raise concerns over cattle thefts in Bunyoro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herdsmen in Bunyoro sub-region have asked police and leaders to find a solution to the rampant cattle thefts in the area. Cattle thefts have been rampant for the past three months in Buliisa, Hoima Kikuube, Kiryandongo and Masindi. The farmers blame the police and …

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Agriculture Ministry rolls out ACDP project in Bunyoro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has started rolling out the implementation of Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) in Bunyoro region. Funded by the World Bank with the overall objective of raising on-farm productivity, production and marketable volumes of selected agricultural commodities …

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Bunyoro Kingdom rejects Murchison Falls power dam plans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom is up in arms against the proposed construction of a hydro power dam at Murchison falls. Early this year, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) published a notice in newspapers indicating that it had received an application from Bonang Power and Energy …

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President Museveni promises to solve Bunyoro land problems

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed government commitment to solving land problems affecting the oil rich Bunyoro sub region. Museveni on Monday said government will soon come up with “special” modalities of addressing the continued land grabbing and evictions that have escalated in the region …

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Construction of crude oil pipeline to affect 68 heritage sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 68 cultural and heritage sites will be affected by the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil pipeline, URN has learnt. The oil pipeline will run from Hoima district to the Uganda-Tanzania border. The level of disturbance to the Heritage and cultural sites …

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MUSEVENI: Rwanda border closure will increase smuggling

  Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said the recent closure of the border by Rwanda will not slow down regional trade but instead lead to a rise in smuggling. “It is a ‘hiccup’ that will not slow the region down. Even if border is closed, …

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Tilenga Project: Acholi, Bunyoro demand protection of cultural sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cultural institutions in Acholi and Bunyoro sub regions are calling for protection of their heritage inside Murchison Falls National Park as Uganda moves into the development of oil production facilities. The two kingdoms say that they possess valuable cultural sites and heritage materials inside the …

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